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Mike Doyle currently serves the 14th Congressional district of Pennsylvania

Michael F. Doyle has been a Democrat from Pennsylvania, representing the 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, since 1995. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Doyle voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Pays wife for campaign work

In October 2006, the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based non-profit organization which advocates better transparency in government, reported that Doyle’s campaign committee paid his wife $31,673 to serve as the campaign’s finance director during 2005-2006. [1]

Bio

Doyle was born in Swissvale, Pennsylvania on August 5, 1953. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1975 with a degree in Community Development. Doyle worked in the steel mills during his time in college. After college he worked as an insurance agent and was elected to the Swissvale Borough Council in 1977. In 1978 he worked as chief of staff to Pennsylvania State Senator Frank Pecora.[2] Like his mentor Pecora, Doyle was once a Republican who later switched parties to become a Democrat.

Congressional career

In 1994, Doyle was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat. He filled the seat of former- Senator Rick Santorum.

In 2002 Doyle's district was combined with the Pittsburgh-based district of former Congressman William J. Coyne. The potentially explosive situation of having two Democratic incumbents face each other in the primary was defused when Coyne announced his retirement leaving Doyle as the sole incumbent. Doyle faced no general election opposition in 2002 and 2004 in this overwhelmingly Democratic district.

Doyle is considered one of the more moderate Democrats in the House. He opposes abortion, supported a constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration, and supported a bill limiting federal death penalty appeals. He has also voted against authorizing military force in Iraq and against the $87 Billion emergency spending bill to fund US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.[3]

"His top priorities include revitalizing communities in the 14th District through economic development and high-tech initiatives, creating jobs, preserving Social Security and Medicare, providing better public education, meeting the needs of our senior citizen population such as creating a prescription drug benefit, establishing a long-term energy strategy, and fostering a better climate for our high-tech community." [4]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Mike Doyle
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • House Democratic Caucus
  • Founder and co-chair, Autism Caucus, also known as the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.)
  • Steel Caucus
  • Human Rights Caucus

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Mike Doyle. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
401 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2135
Fax: 202-225-3084
Email: rep.doyle AT mail.house.gov
Website

District Office- McKeesport:
627 Lysle Boulevard
Mc Keesport, PA 15132
Phone: 412-664-4049
Fax: 412-664-4053

District Office- Penn Hills:
11 Duff Road
Penns Hills, PA 15235
Phone: 412-241-6055
Fax: 412-241-6820

District Office- Pittsburgh:
225 Ross Street, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-261-5091
Fax: 412-261-1983

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
House Democratic Caucus, Founder and co-chair of Autism Caucus, also known as the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.), Steel Caucus, Human Rights Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs/Subcommittee on Health
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1995
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Swissvale Borough Councilman
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 627 Lysle Boulevard McKeesport, PA 15132
Phone: 412-664-4049 / Fax: 412-664-4053
2. 11 Duff Road Penns Hills, PA 15235
Phone: 412-241-6055 / Fax: 412-241-6820
3. 225 Ross Street, Fifth Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-261-5091 / Fax: 412-261-1983




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Date of Birth: August 5, 1953








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